The Story Behind Hirbawi Kufiya Manufacture

The human race is led by cultures and traditions. No matter how much humans advance, the ancestral culture will always remain close to the heart. There is an essence in keeping old traditions and cultures alive and that is what brings humans together as one. While cuisine tops the list in traditional and cultural identity, the second most common is clothing.

The culture

Every region has an authentic style of clothing that sets it apart from all others. The colors symbolize a lot more than what meets the eye. This clothing culture often becomes a fashion statement for the world, but for the people of those regions, it is always a way of staying close to their origin and originality. The Hirbawi Kufiya is one such tradition that is world-famous.

Palestinians generally wear a scarf that symbolizes their spirit, their culture and so much more. The kufiyas are worn proudly around the neck or the head and carry deep meaning for most of those who wear it. Traditionally the kufiyas are designed in black and white and is considered a symbol of heritage.

However, it is the Hirbawi Kufiyas that are the most famous. Around 50 years ago, Hirbawi set up the kufiya factory in Palestine with the aim of giving people traditionally, authentic kufiyas. His scarves later came to be known as Hirbawi Kufiyas and are a symbol of Palestinian culture all over the world today.
Hirbawi Textile Factory- The only and the last factory to produce kufiyas in the Palestine region

The Hirbawi Kufiya is the only and the last kufiya producing factory in Palestine. Although it was started by Hirbawi half a century ago, it is managed by his three sons and a family friend today. 70% of the factory's sale is from the traditional black and white Hirbawi Kufiyas produced. However, the factory also produces a few other kufiyas that have different designs and colors. These Hirbawi kufiyas are most commonly worn in the Middle East region. However, other countries like Syria also produce kufiyas, but with their own modifications.

The pattern symbolizes a lot!

While some say the pattern resembles a honeycomb, many believe that it is a symbol of the dirt and sweat wiped off a worker's brow while many consider it to be a symbol of joining hands.

The Hirbawi Keffiyeh holds great meaning and value for Palestinians and is renowned all over the world. Many celebrities have been seen wearing these kufiyas and Yassar Hirbawi, the founder of the Hirbawi textile factory is proud of the way his kufiyas keep the Palestinian culture alive.

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